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Portable hard drive for Macbook Pro
QI have started to travel a lot with my work and I end up taking a huge amount of images and videos that I need to backup while I’m away. I have always used a hard drive dock at home with multiple SATA drives, but I now need something more portable for my travels. I don’t really want to spend more than £150 but I could if I had to, and I currently use a Macbook Pro. It does have the USB A ports as well as Thunderbolt, but I may update to a newer version in the future. Clive Jones
AWhen it comes to backing up your photos there are a number of hard drives available. If you could stretch your budget a little, you could look at the LaCie Rugged 4TB RAID Thunderbolt with USB 3.1 Type C. This drive comes with a wraparound Thunderbolt cable as well as a USB- C connection if you did upgrade your Macbook in the future. 4TB is also a lot of storage. Coming in just under budget is the LaCie Rugged 2TB Thunderbolt with USB 3.0 drive. This is still a rugged option and is supplied with a Thunderbolt and USB Type A interface, so it would work with your Macbook, but you may need an adapter if you upgrade to a version that only had a USB- C interface.
LaCie’s Rugged hard drives are a good back-up option